Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Adviser Posts Prove Popular

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Adviser Posts Prove Popular

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Business people have overwhelmed recruiters seeking school enterprise advisers with a flood of CVs.

More than 2,500 applications have been received for 90 enterprise adviser posts throughout England.

And the Tyne and Wear Education Business Link Organisation (Tweblo,) which has been chosen to lead on the pilot scheme in the North-East, has received 200 applications for the region's nine enterprise adviser positions.

Marconi on track

TELECOMS equipment group Marconi yesterday said cost-cutting measures had reduced the amount it needs to break-even to pounds 335m a quarter.

The company said the pounds 40m fall was down to the expected reduction of annual running costs from pounds 435m in December to pounds 390m in March.

Results for the three months to December 31 showed underlying losses reduced to pounds 5m from pounds 24m in the previous quarter.

However, operating losses widened to pounds 66m from pounds 62m.

In the fast lane

CAR dealership Pendragon yesterday said continuing strong demand for new and used cars helped it boost annual pre-tax profits by 24pc to pounds 44. …

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